The Farm Dairy retained its title of Knaresborough Business of the Year at an awards event that celebrated the town’s independent traders last night.
The deli, cheesemonger and sandwich shop took the title at Knaresborough Business Collective‘s inaugural event last year.
The team retained it at a sell-out awards event at the Worlds End Pub following a public vote.
Natalie Horner and Annie Wilkinson-Gill organised the awards for the collective, which was set up to stage events and promote the town’s businesses.
Speaking about the Farm Dairy afterwards, Ms Horner said:
“They have a huge fan following in town and a massive customer base, they are such lovely ladies and I think not only provide a great service but also have time for anybody who goes in there.
“They’ve built great relationships with most of Knaresborough over the years.”
Five businesses or individuals were shortlisted in each of the 18 categories.
Freedom Performing Arts, which has just expanded into new premises at the former Castle Girls School, won two accolades for favourite class or workshop and favourite inspirational business.
Number Thirteen won favourite coffee shop, Mother Shipton’s was named favourite attraction, Harriet’s claimed the favourite retailer award and Claire Baxter Art Gallery received the accolade for favourite new business.
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List of winners
Knaresborough Business Of The Year Farm Dairy
Favourite Female Led Business Sheer Bliss
Favourite Male Led Business Tommy’s Barber Shop
Favourite Family Run Business Greenwood solicitors
Favourite Healthcare Business The Crystal Buddha
Favourite hair and beauty clinic Divine Hair
Favourite Retailer Harriet’s
Favourite Place To Stay Custard Creams cottage
Favourite Attraction Mother Shipton’s
Favourite Coffee Shop Number Thirteen
Favourite Place To Eat Two Brothers
Favourite Place to Drink So! Bar
Favourite Tradesman Brian King
Favourite Class or Workshop Freedom Performing Arts
Favourite Party Provider Painting Pots
Favourite New Business Claire Baxter Art Gallery
Favourite Member of Staff Connie Li (Yorkshire Trading)
Favourite Inspirational Business Freedom Performing Arts
Here are some photos by Brian King from last night’s event.